Raats Jasper Red 2021 – Effortless elegance

Raats Jasper Red 2021

Effortless elegance

‘Cabernet Franc does not get better than at Raats.’ – Neal Martin, Vinous

The Raats Jasper Red 2021 showcases the effortless appeal of the best vintage since 2017. It is in great vintages like these that the second wines offer such immense value, and this ‘Baby MR de Compostella’ is superb. Still very youthful, the Cabernet Franc-led blend will benefit from a few more years in the cellar, but it will reward with ‘tannins that are so fine-grained as to appear quite soft’, notes Christian Eedes.

Raats Jasper Red 2021 – Effortless elegance

The 2021 Jasper is a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc, 36% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot. Once again, the class of Cabernet Franc here shines. The wine has an attractive array of red berry fruit, laced with fine herbs and a mineral undertone. The palate is still coiled and precise, with the fine tannins promising slow evolution over the next decade and beyond.

As Bruwer always says, ‘Drink the Jasper Red while waiting for the MR to mature!’

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